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Montana Moon (1930)

Passed | | Comedy, Drama, Musical | 20 March 1930 (USA)
A vacuous and flirtatious daughter of a wealthy rancher falls in love and marries a Texas cowboy and rancher, who calls her 'Montana', and eventually clash over their different lifestyles, to the point of almost ending their marriage.

Director:

Malcolm St. Clair

Writers:

Sylvia Thalberg (original story and continuity), Frank Butler (original story and continuity) | 1 more credit »
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Complete credited cast:
Joan Crawford ... Joan
Johnny Mack Brown ... Larry (as John Mack Brown)
Dorothy Sebastian ... Elizabeth
Ricardo Cortez ... Jeff
Benny Rubin ... The Doctor
Cliff Edwards ... Froggy
Karl Dane ... Hank
Lloyd Ingraham ... Mr.Prescott
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Storyline

While returning to Montana from a fling in New York, wealthy Joan Prescott leaves the train, intending to return to the big city. She runs into handsome cowboy Larry and gets engaged. On their wedding night she does a sultry dance with Jeff which ends with a prolonged kiss. Larry slugs Jeff. Angry Joan entrains for New York, but train robbers kidnap her. The leader of the pretend-bandits is Larry. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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HARD TO GET- But Easy To Take! (Print Ad-Poughkeepsie Eagle-News, ((Poughkeepsie NY)) 15 April 1930)


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Trivia

This film was first telecast in New York City on the Late, Late Show Monday 29 September 1958 on WCBS (Channel 2); its San Francisco television premiere occurred 25 February 1959 on KGO-TV (Channel 7). See more »

Quotes

Larry: We are different, Montana. Me and you - are different as - as velvet and cactus.
Joan: Not so different. Just a boy and a girl.
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Alternate Versions

MGM also released this movie in a silent version See more »

Soundtracks

Trailin' in Old Montana
(1930) (uncredited)
Written by Herbert Stothart and Clifford Grey
Sung by all at the party
Played on banjo and sung by Cliff Edwards
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Very enjoyable and nostalgic
14 November 2002 | by Dee-40See all my reviews

Needless to say, this is truly an early talking picture show. While many of the acting skills and traits were being learned and mastered, I find this film to contain 89 minutes of wholesome entertainment. The same cannot be said of much of what comes out of Hollywood today. Johnny Mack Brown, one of my early on western cowpoke hero's. a very young and very attractive Joan Crawford both brought forth many fond memories of yesteryear. I enjoyed Montana Moon very much. again, after 70 years. Thank you, Ivan


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 March 1930 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Montana See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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